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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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I started CAPS FOR KIDS in 1978. As an EMT we brought a baby from Hershey Med to Ephrata. Th baby had on a cute hand knitted hat. I asked the nurse about it and she gave me the pattern. I stared out making hats and booties for Lancaster General & Ephrata. I found I could make a hat in about 1 1/2 hours.
During a long recovery from back surgery I made over 200 hats.
It gave me something to do and kept my mind and hands occupied.
I retired 2 years ago and expanded the program. There are mow 8 of us knitting or crocheting. We have given over 350 hats this year to Ephrata,
Heart of Lancaster and Lancaster General. We use any yarn we can get. Thank you to any one that has donated yarn , small amounts of left over yarn make very interesting hats.

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